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Manchester City are getting used to Guardiola's philosophy, says Yaya Toure Manchester City are getting used to Guardiola's philosophy, says Yaya Toure
- August 13, 2017

New Brighton midfielder Pascal Gross created the most goalscoring chances in the German Bundesliga last season (98) while plying his trade for FC Ingolstadt 04. More defensive recruits would help the team be more resistant to conceding goals, which was a major pitfall throughout past year. There is no doubt that anything short of the title this season will be unsatisfying, after all the heavy involvement in the transfer market. (more...)
National Hockey League team condemns white supremacists using its logo National Hockey League team condemns white supremacists using its logo
- August 12, 2017

There's a lot to unpack here - we honestly just don't even know where to start - but we were baffled to see the Detroit Red Wings' logo appear in photos of some of the white supremacists' home-made riot shields. Right-wing blogger Jason Kessler planned what he called a "pro-white" rally to protest Charlottesville's decision to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. (more...)
Victor Lindelof could be handed central midfield role, suggests Jose Mourinho Victor Lindelof could be handed central midfield role, suggests Jose Mourinho
- August 13, 2017

As for Valencia, who captained United in Michael Carrick's absence against Real, the incredible physical strength of Lukaku, combined with a good level of footballing intelligence, should give the 24-year-old the platform to have a good season. (more...)
Federer, Canadian teen reach Rogers Cup semifinals Federer, Canadian teen reach Rogers Cup semifinals
- August 12, 2017

He defeated former US Open victor Juan Martin Del Potro in the second round in straight sets 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) to set up the showdown with Nadal. He is 1-0 against Haase after a straight-sets win in Davis Cup play in 2012. "It's tough to come out and serve after a 12-minute rain delay". Haase has had to overcome several injuries in his career but says he is finally in a good place. (more...)
Bucs release embattled kicker Roberto Aguayo Bucs release embattled kicker Roberto Aguayo
- August 12, 2017

The Bucs' investment in Aguayo, who had left Florida State as the most accurate kicker in NCAA history, is what hurts the most. Aguayo missed his first kick vs the Philadelphia Eagles during a preseason game past year, and he was boo'd off the field by Bucs fans after missing more kicks during practice. (more...)
OpenAI's Dota 2 bot defeats world's best pro player OpenAI's Dota 2 bot defeats world's best pro player
- August 12, 2017

The full game of Dota is played by two teams of five. Dota 2 is normally played as a 5-vs-5 team game, so limiting the bot to a 1-on-1 match greatly reduces the complexity. After the AI quickly got the first kill in the second round, the human player gave up and forfeited the rest of the match. The Artificial Intelligence , as created by OpenAI, learned the gameplay all by itself, from the scratch. (more...)
Jamie Carragher sends message to Gary Neville after Liverpool draw at Watford Jamie Carragher sends message to Gary Neville after Liverpool draw at Watford
- August 12, 2017

Jurgen Klopp's side went into half-time trailing 2-1 at Vicarage Road, after conceding two sloppy goals. The way Liverpool are set up - set piece wise - they will always concede goals. "It's the setup of the manager, he's been here now 18 months: set-pieces are the worst in the league, conceded the most goals of the top six, there's still no change". (more...)
Mourinho says Manchester United still in the market for a winger
- August 12, 2017

Jose Mourinho has confirmed Manchester United are in talks with Zlatan Ibrahimovic about signing for the second part of the season. March believes that the high transfer fees are a reflection of the quality in the league but says Brighton are not intimidated by bigger teams or anxious by the general consensus that they will be relegated after just one season. (more...)
Wenger thankful Giroud turned down chance to leave Wenger thankful Giroud turned down chance to leave
- August 12, 2017

Jamie Vardy then capitalised on very bad defending to twice put the Foxes ahead either side of Danny Welbeck's equaliser before Arsene Wenger sent for the cavalry. "I don't know whether it was a lack of concentration or just a lack of game management in the last ten minutes, but you then concede again from a set play in terms of being overpowered". (more...)
Wayne Rooney: Back where I belong at Everton and meaning business Wayne Rooney: Back where I belong at Everton and meaning business
- August 12, 2017

The Dutchman is also unable to call upon long-term injured trio Seamus Coleman (broken leg), Yannick Bolasie (knee) and Ramiro Funes Mori (knee), but will look to give six new squad members their Premier League bows. A sense of excitement in July when seven players were recruited for in excess of £100 million has been compromised by the sale of Romelu Lukaku . (more...)
Benjamin Mendy, Ilkay Gundogan out for Manchester City Benjamin Mendy, Ilkay Gundogan out for Manchester City
- August 12, 2017

With Bernardo Silva added to the powerhouse attacking line-up available to Guardiola, the boss believes he is in a better place to execute his tactical plans in 2017-18, starting with Saturday's trip to newly promoted Brighton and Hove Albion. (more...)
Giroud header seals Arsenal win
- August 12, 2017

Vardy then restored Leicester's lead early in the second half before goals in the final seven minutes from substitutes Aaron Ramsay and Giroud gave Arsenal victory. "You know, I must say I opened the door for him at some stage because I know that it's important for him to play". Just a few minutes later, he would net the goal that would secure the win for Arsenal to start the season. (more...)
Paul Pogba targets unprecedented quadruple with Manchester United Paul Pogba targets unprecedented quadruple with Manchester United
- August 12, 2017

Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic has no doubts over the goalscoring potential of Romelu Lukaku . Scoring goals, that's what we were expecting. "I think he's a good player, I think he'll add to Manchester United , but will he make the difference?" "It's very important for us that our strikers score goals", he told MUTV . (more...)
Arsenal beat Leicester 4-3 in thrilling Premier League opener Arsenal beat Leicester 4-3 in thrilling Premier League opener
- August 12, 2017

An admiring Wenger said Giroud was "in his prime" and "at the top of his game". In the league's first Friday night start, Arsene Wenger's side was trailing 3-2 with seven minutes remaining but Ramsey grabbed the equaliser and Giroud headed in an 85th-minute victor. (more...)
Lionel Messi €300M Transfer Discussed by Jurgen Klopp After Neymar's PSG Move Lionel Messi €300M Transfer Discussed by Jurgen Klopp After Neymar's PSG Move
- August 12, 2017

Neymar left Barcelona for a world record €222m in favour of PSG, and the Reds boss has stated that it makes even the likes of Lionel Messi available to clubs. In a quiet season for business news, the giant cesspit that is the world of elite football can be relied upon to provide a money story with a pungent whiff to it. (more...)
Mariners Ace James Paxton Headed to 10-Day Disabled List Mariners Ace James Paxton Headed to 10-Day Disabled List
- August 12, 2017

The over is 15-5-1 in the last 21 meetings in Seattle. Diaz walked Cliff Pennington and Kole Calhoun before getting two forceouts on the basepaths. A day later, Trout walked with one out, taking a close 3-2 pitch from James Pazos (3-4). (more...)
People used to Google 'Pochettino' - Spurs boss responds to Rose People used to Google 'Pochettino' - Spurs boss responds to Rose
- August 12, 2017

Danny Rose has cast doubt over his future after conducting a controversial newspaper interview this week but the defender isn't available for selection anyway as he works his way back to full fitness from a knee injury so Ben Davies will start on the left. (more...)
Same manager, same tactics, better players - Guardiola lays out Man City blueprint Same manager, same tactics, better players - Guardiola lays out Man City blueprint
- August 12, 2017

He added: "We played four games, one with four at the back and the last three with three at the back". They've spent too much money on full-backs but they are key to Guardiola style of pinning teams in and Vincent Kompany, if fit, will make John Stones better. (more...)
Ravens preseason opener seen by almost 300000 on Baltimore TV stations Ravens preseason opener seen by almost 300000 on Baltimore TV stations
- August 12, 2017

Flacco, 32, who's starting his 10th season, has taken part in offseason workouts and practices. Backup quarterback Ryan Mallett has struggled in training camp and the preseason at a time when the Ravens have expressed interest in controversial quarterback Colin Kaepernick. (more...)
Mourinho predicts seven-way fight for Premier League title Mourinho predicts seven-way fight for Premier League title
- August 12, 2017

Conte, though, insisted he endorses Chelsea's decision to loan out emerging talent and would not get drawn into a debate about the club's level of success with transfers. "In my initial analysis from January and through the months I was thinking of four players but I'm not a hard person to work with in spite of if you make it look different", said Mourinho, ahead of United's Premier League opener against West Ham, live on Sky Sports Premier League on Sunday. (more...)

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